One third of the manufacturing workforce will be Gen Zers before 2030. Those born between 1990 – 2010 are able to fill the millions of jobs being vacated by boomers during the rest of this decade. Manufacturers complaining of worker shortages must look at hiring policies and procedures because many fail inclusivity. More than appearances, manufacturers must speak to the positivity of a diverse workforce. Gen Zers expect it, they demand it, and will tell friends to work for companies promoting a varied workforce on both Instagram and Tiktok. While not a monolith, Gen Zers have been schooled in anti-bullying, tolerance, and embracing diversity.